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eBook We Eat What? A Cultural Encyclopedia of Unusual Foods in the United States, 1st Edition

  • Jonathan Deutsch
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  • ISBN-10: 1440841128
  • ISBN-13: 9781440841125
  • DDC: 394.1
  • 360 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2018 | Published/Released April 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2018
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About

Overview

Many of the foods we eat every day are unique to the regions of the United States in which we live. New Englanders enjoy coffee milk and whoopie pies, while Mid-Westerners indulge in deep dish pizza and Cincinnati chili. Some dishes popular in one region may even be unheard of in another region. This fascinating encyclopedia examines over 100 foods that are unique to the United States as well as dishes found only in specific American regions and individual states. Written by an established food scholar, this book covers unusual regional foods and dishes such as hoppin' Johns, hush puppies, shoofly pie, and turducken. Readers will get the inside scoop on each food's origins and history, details on how each food is prepared and eaten, and insights into why and how each food is celebrated in American culture. In addition, readers can follow the recipes in the book's recipe appendix to test out some of the dishes for themselves. Appropriate for lay readers as well as high school students and undergraduates, this work is engagingly written and can be used to learn more about United States geography.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Preface.
Introduction.
1: Akutaq.
2: Alligator.
3: Anadama Bread.
4: Armadillo.
5: Barbacoa.
6: Bean-Hole Beans.
7: Bear.
8: Bergers.
9: Bialy.
10: Blood.
11: Boiled Peanuts.
12: Bone Marrow.
13: Booyah.
14: Boudin Blanc And Noir.
15: Brains.
16: Bread-And-Butter Pickles.
17: Brunswick Stew.
18: Buffalo.
19: Burgoo.
20: Cactus.
21: Cannabis.
22: Cape May Salt Oysters.
23: Catfish And Waffles.
24: Chaudin.
25: Cheese Ball.
26: Cheese Curds.
27: Cheesesteak.
28: Cherry Pie.
29: Chicken Feet.
30: Chicken-Fried Steak.
31: Chicory Coffee.
32: Chislic.
33: Chow-Chow.
34: Cincinnati Chili.
35: Coddies.
36: Coffee Milk.
37: Deep-Dish Pizza.
38: Deep-Fried Fair Foods.
39: Dorothy Lynch.
40: Dundas Sheep Stew.
41: Eel.
42: Emu.
43: Fastnacht.
44: Fluffernutter.
45: Foie Gras.
46: Fried Green Tomatoes.
47: Frito Pie.
48: Frog Eye Salad.
49: Fry Sauce.
50: Frybread.
51: Funnel Cake.
52: Garbage Plate.
53: Geoduck.
54: Goat.
55: Goetta.
56: Gooey Butter Cake.
57: Grits.
58: Gumbo.
59: Half-Smoke.
60: Hoagie.
61: Hoppin’ John.
62: Horseshoe Sandwich.
63: Hot Dish.
64: Huckleberry Ice Cream.
65: Hush Puppies.
66: Insects.
67: Intestines.
68: Jambalaya.
69: Kentucky Hot Brown.
70: King Cake.
71: Kishke.
72: Kombucha.
73: Koolickles.
74: Livermush.
75: Loco Moco.
76: Loose Meat Sandwich.
77: Lutefisk.
78: Maple.
79: Muffuletta.
80: Muskrat.
81: Olive Loaf.
82: Peeps.
83: Pemmican.
84: Pig’s Ears.
85: Pig’s Snout And Tail.
86: Pittsburgh Sandwich.
87: Poi.
88: Poke.
89: Polish Boy Sandwich.
90: Pork Roll.
91: Potica.
92: Poutine Râpée.
93: Râpée Pie.
94: Red-Eye Gravy.
95: Roadkill.
96: Root Beer And Birch Beer.
97: Salt Pork.
98: Scrapple.
99: Shoofly Pie.
100: Slinger.
101: Snake.
102: Son-of-A-B—Tch Stew.
103: Sonoran Hot Dog.
104: Spam.
105: Spiedies.
106: Squirrel.
107: Steamed Cheeseburgers.
108: Succotash.
109: Testicles.
110: Turducken.
111: Turtle.
112: Walrus Flipper.
113: Watergate Salad.
114: Whoopie Pie.
Selected Bibliography.
About the Editor and Contributors.
Index.